If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by ‘mere machines,’ there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend.
For me, peace is a fundamental human right of every child; it is inevitable and divine.
Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection.
Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.
Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.
It is fortunate, I think, that nature is not bounded by human reason and by laboratory work and experimentation, for by the laws of pure reason and by microscopic investigation, it might easily have been proved, long before this, that children could not be born.
I know that human beings are capable of anything.
Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
If merely ‘feeling good’ could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.